It's good. It does what it's suppose to. 99% of the time. But lacks a lot of quality of life features. It has a upload bar, but doesn't tell you what's being uploaded at the moment. Just all files. It will desync, but doesn't tell you at what file. It doesn't question if you have uploaded the same file multiple times via file name. Google drive as a whole, needs to add a tag system for easy discovery.
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Hi there. Thanks for the suggestion, you can also send it here: Google Drive app > Menu > Help & feedback > Send feedback.
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Update: after doing what Google suggested, it helped. I see my files now. Hopefully, they stay there and don't disappear. Thanks for the suggestion. ------------ Doesn't show all my files. I took a lot of time on my new computer setting up Google drive, transferred a lot of files and they successfully uploaded. They're not on my Google drive app, yes, I checked computers. Google man, you guys need to work on your apps. They stink!!
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Hi, Yasmin. Can you try restarting both devices and Drive apps on both? Make sure you are also signed in to same account on both. Hope this helps.
Google Drive is a good idea from a company that has given us plenty of innovation over the years. Their free cloud storage space can’t be touched by anyone else (Microsoft offers 5 GB, a third of the 15 GB, that Google offers). And yet, Google Drive has disappointed me more than I’d like to admit. My biggest issue involves doing backups from my Android smartphone. The Android app allows you to view and upload content to your Google Drive account. But one thing I dislike is that the app doesn’t allow you to upload an entire parent folder and all its child folders recursively. If you have a lot of content on your phone that’s organized hierarchically, in order to use the app, you have to create the folder structure in the app yourself, and then queue up the uploads for each folder, one at a time. This seems to be a limitation with the Android operating system, as what appears when you select Add >> Upload is a system-generated dialog where you can only choose files, not a folder. But since Google is in charge of both Drive and Android, this is an issue they are able to resolve. The other issue I’ve experienced with Google Drive is the performance. I have 5G service to my smartphone and sometimes am in cells where the service isn’t as strong. I have set the app to use mobile data explicitly (that is, not to wait for a wi-fi connection). Yet, on too many occasions I’ve seen the familiar rotating progress rings, spinning in place, with the message “Waiting For Network” under the file name, even if a network is available. Google Drive’s web service from a desktop or laptop browser is much better, and if you have the opportunity to use that, I’d recommend that instead. And if you only have occasional data to upload, the app is sufficient for quickie backups. But if you have anything hierarchical, or have a large number of files to upload, you’ll experience the same frustrations I have.
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Hi, Austin. Thanks for the feedback! You can also send the feature request to upload folders here: Google Drive app > Menu > Help & Feedback. Appreciate it! Also, let's try resetting the app data to fix the upload issue. More info here (see "Clear the app's cache" section): https://goo.gl/gX7ctA. Hope this helps!